The second phase of the cycle track at The Forks has opened.
The track was ready in time for Bike to Work Day on Friday, incorporating a woonerf concept, a shared bike, pedestrian and vehicle roadway.
“This next phase of our cycle track is an important one as it continues to bridge communities of our city while demonstrating a different way that biking can be integrated into our transportation networks,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership.
“Through art, this woonerf-style portion showcases how bikes and vehicles can share the road safely.”
Phase two, which came at a cost of approximately $100,000, extends from the south Main Street entrance of The Forks and is designed to slow vehicles making it safe for bicycles. It features a speed hump with a variety of animated designs created by local artist Takashi Iwasaki.
The Forks has plans to eventually complete a dedicated cycle track throughout its property, connecting the Assiniboine Bikeway to St. Boniface. Future plans also include adding more bicycle parking throughout The Forks site.
You won't see a bike lane like this anywhere else in the city! Now open ~ Phase 2 of our cycle track? pic.twitter.com/LQI7ZaJwYy
— The Forks (@TheForks) June 24, 2016